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From Benson Margulies <bimargul...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Old projects with incomplete copyright diligence
Date Sat, 18 Aug 2012 17:09:05 GMT
OK, there's a grant filed. It has an MD5 in it. Ant linked to it. An
MD5 is not much help in matching the contents of svn to the contents
of the granted zip file, but I'll poke around for any other large
commits, and, if none exist, do as suggested.

On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 10:31 PM, Henri Yandell <flamefew@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 1:48 PM, Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> On Tuesday, August 14, 2012, Benson Margulies wrote:
>>
>>> On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 3:54 PM, Henri Yandell <flamefew@gmail.com<javascript:;>>
>>> wrote:
>>> > Just because it was released doesn't mean that it correctly did that.
>>> >
>>> > Need to confirm that all copyright owners of any pre-Apache code
>>> > either signed ICLA/grants with us, or that the source was already
>>> > licensed under a category A license.
>>>
>>> I volunteered to deal with all this as an expansion of a Shepherd
>>> assignment. I confess that I'm feeling a bit whelmed.
>>>
>>
>> FWIW, here's how I'd approach this:
>>
>> * Look at the original Kato proposal (
>> http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/KatoProposal) for insight on what
>> pre-Apache IP was supposed to be transferred to us.
>> * Check the early Kato svn history for commits containing that IP (see
>> especially revision 754956,
>> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=754956).
>> * Follow the pointers to the relevant records under
>> /repos/private/documents to verify that the mentioned paperwork is in place.
>> * If it indeed is, mark the IP as cleared on the Kato status page.
>> * If it isn't, consider whether the ICLA on file for the committer who
>> submitted the IP is sufficient to grant as the rights to keep the code.
>> * Based on all the above, make an informed judgement call on whether we can
>> keep the code in svn or not.
>>
>> I hope this helps! If still needed, I'd be happy to help out in a few weeks
>> when I'm back from vacation.
>
> Oops - sorry Benson. I hadn't realized you had as much historical
> knowledge as I have :) Let me know if I can help.
>
> Jukka's advice is great :)
>
> Hen
>
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